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Girl Scout Cadette Troop 770 Earns Silver Award building a Little Free Library for Weaver Elementary

Los Alamitos Girl Scout Troop 770 Cadettes built a Little Free Library for the Weaver Elementary Butterfly Reading Garden.

These girls are all alumni of Weaver, class of 2015, and about to become freshmen at Los Alamitos High School, who sought to give back when deciding on their Silver Award project.

The recent Cypress Chamber of Commerce Business Awards provided the usual cheers and some tears.

With many cheers and a few tears, the Cypress Chamber of Commerce handed out its annual awards to community members who have proved to be a valuable part of the extended west Orange County area. Honored were Theresa Sherrin for Lifetime Achievement, Winn Crowley as Woman of the Year, Ken Vecchiarelli as Man of the Year, Allen, Lauri and Shawn McLean of Sir Speedy Printing of Los Alamitos as Business of the Year, with Angela Cesario and Dominic’s Ristorante receiving a Special Recognition Award.

Haley was last seen on June 23

The family of Haley Downen and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area are asking for the public's help in finding her.

Haley was last seen on June 23, 2018, around 5:15 p.m., on the shore line trail between Royal Palms beach and the Trump National Golf Course in the City of San Pedro. Harbor Area patrol officers searched the area and found items of personal property belonging to Haley.

Cypress went 4-0 in the tournament

Pills are supposed to relieve pain, dissipate gastric juices, enhance the value of vitamins and minerals

On a daily basis, we see and hear on all sorts of communicative devices and our regular types of news media many of the bad effects of some prescription pills, and more seriously about the horrible effects many drugs have on millions of people.

Many pills are prescribed by capable, knowledgeable doctors, but many people overdose themselves. Multi-millions of people take injurious drugs of their own choosing, and they not only cause harm to themselves but many others are injured

or die due to accidents of all sorts.

Men are three-times as likely as women to go a year without visiting the doctor

 

June is Men’s Health Month. This is a great opportunity to recognize the men in our lives, but it is also a reminder of the many health challenges men face. These include lower life expectancy, lower likelihood of visits to the doctor, and higher risk of being overweight or obese.

Here are some wellness tips for men to consider:

As a world, we should all be protecting the wildlife that is so vital to the ecosystem and yet so delicate

Approximately 10 years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to South Africa for an incredible trip that included several days on a safari to view wild animals in protective reserve. While the animals were protected from hunting, there was no intervention with the natural interaction of the animals. They were left to live by their normal order.

Music has been a part of his life since he was a pre-teen

Michael Physick is Canadian. But save for the occasional accented vowel that sneaks out, you’d easily mistake him for a laid-back SoCal native.

Music has been a part of his life since he was a pre-teen. Life has taken him from the great white north to sunny Southern California, where he has taken advantage of the opportunities Seal Beach and Orange County have presented him.

Born in Vancouver, Physick grew up with a family that supported his musical bent and put him in guitar lessons for a year as a pre-teen.

Quirk-Silva gave an overview of legislation and state-wide issues

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva was the guest speaker at the monthly Legislation and Public Policy Committee of the Woman’s Club of Cypress. Quirk-Silva gave an overview of legislation and state-wide issues. Of particular interest to the group was the County’s plans to work with homeless residents and how state money designated for homeless assistance will be utilized to provide needed services.

The contest is open to any Rossmoor resident with a yarn to spin and a tale begging to be told

For six consecutive years, Rossmoor residents captivated our imaginations with fictional stories about Rossmoor and Rossmoor characters who fell in love, returned from war, discovered new friendships, uncovered Ross Cortese’s dead body, and recounted the backstory of our street names.

David Fletcher has been called up to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s major league team

Former Cypress High baseball player David Fletcher has been called up to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s major league team.

Fletcher had been one of the team’s most productive minor-leaguers and had stayed with the big club through all of spring training, before returning to Salt Lake City. However, an injury had necessitated a roster move and Fletcher was called up on Tuesday.

The 2007 FC Premier team was made up of Los Al area players, ages 10-11

A local girls soccer team took second place in an arena soccer toiurnament, falling in a tight championship game on Sunday in Garden Grove.

The 2007 FC Premier team was made up of Los Al area players, ages 10-11. FC Premier was put together for extra esperience, but was playing in its first arena tournament. Head coach Salina Ortiz said she was proud of how hard the players worked.

“We have a great core group of girls and are looking to add more,” Ortiz said.

Both received their awards from the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators (OCMAA) organization

 

Students of all ages created amazing projects that incorporated science, technology, engineering, the arts and math

More than 750 students, parents, STEAM professionals and community members packed the Los Alamitos High School gym at the 4th annual Los Alamitos Unified district-wide STEAM Showcase, which was provided by LAEF (Los Alamitos Education Foundation) recently.

Students of all ages created amazing projects that incorporated science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM). There is a nation-wide movement to bring more of these subjects to our schools and to inspire children to pursue careers in these fields.

The various dances emerged with nine high first place awards and one first place along with a specialty award

The Los Alamitos High School Dance Program embarked on a new opportunity by competing all levels of the dance program, for the first time, in the Bella Donna Productions That’s Dancin’ competition on June 2. The various dances emerged with nine high first place awards and one first place along with a specialty award, Fosse – best cabaret style jazz, for the dance “Money.” Also, six of the dances swept the Overall Novice Senior Group and Overall Beginning Senior Group by taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd group categories when their overall dance scores were calculated.

The team will compete this fall in AYSO Region 159

AYSO Region 159 Girl’s U12 Team (The Sand Witches) coached by Mike Flores and Justin Bragg went undefeated this past weekend at the Huntington Beach 7v7 Sand Soccer Tournament. Down 3-1 at halftime in the championship match, The Sand Witches stormed back with three unanswered goals to beat the Moreno Valley Rebels 4-3.

The team will compete this fall in AYSO Region 159, one of the largest youth soccer organizations serving Los Alamitos/Rossmoor/Seal Beach. Late registration is still open for youth soccer players ages 5-19 at www.ayso159.org.

Weaver Elementary instructor lauded as “champion for all kids.”

An 18-year veteran elementary school teacher has been named 2018 Teacher of the Year by the Los Alamitos Unified School District. District Superintendent Dr. Sherry Kropp praised Ruth Freedman-Finch as an “exceptional teacher and colleague who goes above and beyond to improve the lives of children. Her passion for young people inspires her excellent work and dedication to the teaching profession. She is truly a champion for all kids.”

The Interact Club, a student community service club that works in partnership with Rotary International, raised $8,500 to pay for drilling...

 

A group of students at Los Alamitos High School has reached across the world to bring fresh water to a parched village in South Sudan. The Interact Club, a student community service club that works in partnership with Rotary International, raised $8,500 to pay for drilling of a well in Abany, located near the northern border of the central African nation.

The City has hosted this important event since 1972, honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms

On Monday, May 28, the City of La Palma hosted the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in front of the Eternal Flame and Memory Garden outside of the Civic Center. The City has hosted this important event since 1972, honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  Also recognized at the event, were past and present La Palma Veterans. This year’s ceremony included a keynote address from Colonel Michael J.

Fighting Irish reached Division 3 semifinals, after winning CIF-SS Division 4 title

 

After winning the CIF-SS Division 4 championship last year, the Kennedy High boys volleyball team was on a quest to win back-to-back titles.

The Fighting Irish were moved into Division 3 this year, and made a run to the semifinals before seeing their season come to an end with a four-set loss to a familiar foe. After dropping the first two sets, Kennedy came within inches of forcing a fifth set, but fell, 15-25, 19-25, 25-21, 23-25 to Downey, the team it had defeated in last year’s final.